Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Save Bangladeshi Hindus" rallies at Trump Tower, Next Washington DC



Sunday, Nov 27th, members of the  NYC Bangladeshi Hindu community rallied at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The aim was to request that president-elect Donald Trump take public notice of the ongoing deadly persecution of non-Muslims in the Islamic State of Bangladesh. The "Save Bangladeshi Hindus" mantra, which also includes a coalition of Buddhists and Christians, is hoping to push the nation of Bangladesh to become a secular state and protect its minorities from radical Islamic terrorism as well as ISIS. The group will next rally outside the White House on Sunday, December 11th. 

SEE - New York Times: "Attacks On Hindus In Bangladesh" 



Many influential members of the Bangladeshi Hindu community living in America supported Donald Trump during his campaign, hoping he would curb Islamist violence in the region (see video below). Trump reached out to the Hindu community during his campaign, stating that under his administration "Hindus will have a true friend in the White House,"  In October, Trump attended a charity event to raise funds for Bengali Hindu victims of Islamic terrorism. The demonstration follows a similar protest which took place outside the United Nations earlier this month, as well as a statement on the matter by USA congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.



Violence against Hindus and other non-Muslims has a long and bloody history in Bangladesh and has become even more common with the influx of ISIS elements into the nation. During the 1971 Liberation War, Hindus were targeted for ethnic cleansing by competing regimes, leading to the systematic slaughter and exodus of millions. After the liberation war, Bangladesh made Islam the official state religion and began a campaign of seizures of Hindu lands under what were known as "Enemy Property Acts". Due to ongoing violence and institutional discrimination, it has been estimated that 49 million Hindus have gone "missing" from Bangladesh since 1971, reducing the Hindu population from 18% to 9%. Besides homegrown anti-Hindu terrorism, Bangladesh is also now dealing with a growing ISIS contingency which has claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks on non-Muslims, including the murder of elderly Hindu and Buddhist priests, the hacking to death of a Hindu tailor and a Hindu teacher, the murder of two Christians outside a prayer meeting, and the targeted slaughter of two gay rights activists. 


Due to the dire circumstances of their community back home, the Bangladeshi Hindu community has aligned with Donald Trump in significant numbers, especially in NYC where they are most concentrated. Even though the number of Bengali Hindus is relatively small in comparison to their Indian counterparts, they are a particularly vocal and intellectual groups which makes them especially persuasive in the American Hindu political community. Donald Trump garnered support from Indians and Pakistani Hindus by identifying the Isamist regime of Pakistan as a nuclear threat; he may also find a groundswell of support if he should further elaborate on the plight of Hindus and other minorities living in Bangladesh, a nation which is quickly becoming a new haven for ISIS

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Statement By Congresswoman
Tulsi Gabbard

In the United States, Hindu congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has started a video and petition campaign to help fight the rise of violent Jihad within the Islamic State of Bangladesh. Her video and petition highlights the ongoing religious cleansing of Hindus from Bangladesh, the decimation of the Hindu population from 18% in 1971 to less than 10% today, expulsions and land grabs, the rape and forced conversions of young Hindu women, and the ongoing attacks on Hindu places of worship. 

Transcript:

Aloha and Namaste. While we here in the United States may sometimes take our freedoms for granted, Hindus and other religious minorities in Bangladesh are living in perpetual terror. Forced conversions to Islam, rapes and abductions, extortions and land grabbing and forced expulsion, desecration and destruction of places of worship, are just a few of the types of violence that are currently being unleashed. The population of Hindus in Bangladesh has dwindled from 18% in 1971 to a meager 9.7% today. Accounting for the overall population growth during this time this is a net loss of about 53 million Hindus from Bangladesh. That’s close to the total population of a dozen European Union countries or that of more than fifteen U.S. States that has simply vanished from a tiny country about the size of Greece or the State of New York.
Compounding the problem is the rapid rise of violent jihadists in Bangladesh. We’ve seen in the news recently word of terrorist attacks, machete attacks and beheadings of Hindu priests, secularists, bloggers, and intellectuals. Yet there has been no real action taken by the Bangladesh government to quell this festering crisis.
We must stand together with the people of Bangladesh. Please sign this petition as we call on the Bangladesh government to take urgent action against the horrific oppression and terror that plagues religious minorities in Bangladesh every day.





Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hindus to rally at Trump Tower - "TRUMP: SAVE BANGLADESHI HINDUS"


WHAT:

Hindu Rally - "TRUMP: SAVE BANGLADESHI HINDUS"

WHERE: 

TRUMP TOWER - Manhattan - 57th St & 5th Ave

WHEN:

Sunday, November 27th, 2pm - 5pm


বাংলাদেশে চলমান হিন্দু নিগ্রহের প্রতিবাদে নভেম্বর ২৭ তারিখ রোজ রবিবার দুপুর ২টায় নিউ ইয়র্কের ম্যানহাটনের ফিফথ এভিনিউ ফিফটি সেভেন স্ট্রিটের ট্রাম্প টাওয়ারের নীচে প্রতিবাদ সমাবেশ। আমেরিকার সচেতন হিন্দু সমাজকে এই প্রতিবাদে অংশ নিয়ে বাংলাদেশে নির্যাতীত হিন্দুদের পাশে দাঁড়ানোর অনুরধ করছি।


Dozens of NYC Hindu organizations are planning to rally outside Trump Tower on Sunday, November 27th in response to the recent attacks on Hindus by Islamic radicals in Bangladesh.  The aim of the demonstration is to encourage President-elect Donald Trump to speak for Bangladeshi Hindus, as well as push the Bangladeshi government to protect minorities and return to secular governance. All NYC / New Jersey Hindus are invited to attend and bring your organizational banner. The demonstration follows a similar protest which took place outside the United Nations earlier this month, as well as a statement on the matter by USA congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

SEE - New York Times: "Attacks On Hindus In Bangladesh" 


Bangladeshi Hindus
Rally For Trump @ UN


On Friday, November 11th, dozens of Bangladeshi Hindus demonstrated outside the United Nations to oppose violence against Hindus in their homeland, and to rally the community to further support President-elect Donald Trump. The demonstrations come after a new wave of violence against minority Hindus by Islamic radicals in Bangladesh, a nation which borders India to the northeast. In the past weeks, nearly 20 Hindu temples have been vandalized or destroyed and hundreds of Hindu homes and businesses set on fire,damaged or looted. The Islamist violence is allegedly in response to a facebook post which was stated to be "offensive to Islam". Many influential members of the Bangladeshi Hindu community living in America supported Donald Trump during his campaign, hoping he would curb Islamist violence in the region (see video below). Trump reached out to the Hindu community during his campaign, stating that under his administration "Hindus will have a true friend in the White House,"  In October, Trump attended a charity event to raise funds for Bengali Hindu victims of Islamic terrorism


Violence against Hindus and other non-Muslims has a long and bloody history in Bangladesh and has become even more common with the influx of ISIS elements into the nation. During the 1971 Liberation War, Hindus were targeted for ethnic cleansing by competing regimes, leading to the systematic slaughter and exodus of millions. After the liberation war, Bangladesh made Islam the official state religion and began a campaign of seizures of Hindu lands under what were known as "Enemy Property Acts". Due to ongoing violence and institutional discrimination, it has been estimated that 49 million Hindus have gone "missing" from Bangladesh since 1971, reducing the Hindu population from 18% to 9%. Besides homegrown anti-Hindu terrorism, Bangladesh is also now dealing with a growing ISIS contingency which has claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks on non-Muslims, including the murder of elderly Hindu and Buddhist priests, the hacking to death of a Hindu tailor and a Hindu teacher, the murder of two Christians outside a prayer meeting, and the targeted slaughter of two gay rights activists.


Due to the dire circumstances of their community back home, the Bangladeshi Hindu community has aligned with Donald Trump in significant numbers, especially in NYC where their numbers are most concentrated. Even though the number of Bengali Hindus is relatively small in comparison to their Indian counterparts, they are a particularly vocal and intellectual groups which makes them especially persuasive in the American Hindu political community. Donald Trump garnered support from Indians and Pakistani Hindus by identifying the Isamist regime of Pakistan as a nuclear threat; he may also find a groundswell of support if he should further elaborate on the plight of Hindus and other minorities living in Bangladesh, a nation which is quickly becoming a new haven for ISIS

Statement By Congresswoman
Tulsi Gabbard

In the United States, Hindu congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has started a video and petition campaign to help fight the rise of violent Jihad within the Islamic State of Bangladesh. Her video and petition highlights the ongoing religious cleansing of Hindus from Bangladesh, the decimation of the Hindu population from 18% in 1971 to less than 10% today, expulsions and land grabs, the rape and forced conversions of young Hindu women, and the ongoing attacks on Hindu places of worship. 

Transcript:

Aloha and Namaste. While we here in the United States may sometimes take our freedoms for granted, Hindus and other religious minorities in Bangladesh are living in perpetual terror. Forced conversions to Islam, rapes and abductions, extortions and land grabbing and forced expulsion, desecration and destruction of places of worship, are just a few of the types of violence that are currently being unleashed. The population of Hindus in Bangladesh has dwindled from 18% in 1971 to a meager 9.7% today. Accounting for the overall population growth during this time this is a net loss of about 53 million Hindus from Bangladesh. That’s close to the total population of a dozen European Union countries or that of more than fifteen U.S. States that has simply vanished from a tiny country about the size of Greece or the State of New York.
Compounding the problem is the rapid rise of violent jihadists in Bangladesh. We’ve seen in the news recently word of terrorist attacks, machete attacks and beheadings of Hindu priests, secularists, bloggers, and intellectuals. Yet there has been no real action taken by the Bangladesh government to quell this festering crisis.
We must stand together with the people of Bangladesh. Please sign this petition as we call on the Bangladesh government to take urgent action against the horrific oppression and terror that plagues religious minorities in Bangladesh every day.










Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bangladeshi Hindus rally for Trump at the UN [VIDEO]






On Friday, November 11th, dozens of Bangladeshi Hindus demonstrated outside the United Nations to oppose violence against Hindus in their homeland, and to rally the community to further support President-elect Donald Trump. The demonstrations come after a new wave of violence against minority Hindus by Islamic radicals in Bangladesh, a nation which borders India to the northeast. In the past weeks, nearly 20 Hindu temples have been vandalized or destroyed and hundreds of Hindu homes and businesses set on fire,damaged or looted. The Islamist violence is allegedly in response to a facebook post which was stated to be "offensive to Islam". Many influential members of the Bangladeshi Hindu community living in America supported Donald Trump during his campaign, hoping he would curb Islamist violence in the region (see video above). Trump reached out to the Hindu community during his campaign, stating that under his administration "Hindus will have a true friend in the White House,"  In October, Trump attended a charity event to raise funds for Bengali Hindu victims of Islamic terrorism


Violence against Hindus and other non-Muslims has a long and bloody history in Bangladesh and has become even more common with the influx of ISIS elements into the nation. During the 1971 Liberation War, Hindus were targeted for ethnic cleansing by competing regimes, leading to the systematic slaughter and exodus of millions. After the liberation war, Bangladesh made Islam the official state religion and began a campaign of seizures of Hindu lands under what were known as "Enemy Property Acts". Due to ongoing violence and institutional discrimination, it has been estimated that 49 million Hindus have gone "missing" from Bangladesh since 1971, reducing the Hindu population from 18% to 9%. Besides homegrown anti-Hindu terrorism, Bangladesh is also now dealing with a growing ISIS contingency which has claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks on non-Muslims, including the murder of elderly Hindu and Buddhist priests, the hacking to death of a Hindu tailor and a Hindu teacher, the murder of two Christians outside a prayer meeting, and the targeted slaughter of two gay rights activists.



Due to the dire circumstances of their community back home, the Bangladeshi Hindu community has aligned with Donald Trump in significant numbers, especially in NYC where their numbers are most concentrated. Even though the number of Bengali Hindus is relatively small in comparison to their Indian counterparts, they are a particularly vocal and intellectual groups which makes them especially persuasive in the American Hindu political community. Donald Trump garnered support from Indians and Pakistani Hindus by identifying the Isamist regime of Pakistan as a nuclear threat; he may also find a groundswell of support if he should further elaborate on the plight of Hindus and other minorities living in Bangladesh, a nation which is quickly becoming a new haven for ISIS









Friday, October 28, 2016

Hillary's Scandals Come To India



Hillary's scandals have been rocking the press here in the United States, but she also has some explaining to do in India. Namely, Hillary worked to falsely accuse the Prime Minister of India of genocide, the Clinton's "America India Foundation" stole more than $50 mil form Gujarat earthquake victims, and Hillary herself was shown to be in bed with DOW Chemical in avoiding compensation to the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy. 


SCANDAL 1:


Clinton Tries To Frame The Prime Minister Of India For Genocide 



In 2002, when the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, was the Minister of Gujarat state, a mob of more than 30 Muslims set fire to a train full of Hindu pilgrims, including women and children, killing 59 people. Due to the heinousness of the act, and because it was a targeted attack on Hindus, spontaneous riots broke out across the state of Gujarat, leaving more than 1,000 Muslims dead. Many tried to accuse Narendra Modi of orchestrating these riots against Muslims, however a Special Investigation Team (SIT) found no evidence against Modi and no court in India would take the case. Hillary Clinton herself tried to get Modi convicted of genocide, but even after enlisting several NGO's to look for evidence of mass Muslim graves, all she was able to come up with were piles of old buffalo bones! No investigative team, inside or outside of India, was able to find evidence that Modi planned a genocide against the Muslims of his state, because he didn't. These were spontaneous riots created by Muslims who decided to burn a train full of mothers and babies. However, Hillary Clinton's bias against Modi was obvious from the very start, she did not take an "innocent until proven guilty" stance, no, she actually developed what she called her "Get Modi" plan where she personally supervised the acquisition of extensive amounts of US tax dollars to find any evidence which could possibly be used against the Prime Minister. Many believe that Hillary wanted to take down Modi because she thought he would not cooperate with her international agendas... but maybe it had something to do with the fact that the Clintons began stealing more than $50 million dollars from Earthquake victims in the state of Gujarat only a year earlier? 

SEE: Asian Tribune, Secretary Clinton's 'Get Modi' Policy holds disastrous to US under Modi regime




SCANDAL 2:


Clintons Steals $50 Mil From Earthquake Victims

In 2001, a deadly earthquake hit the Indian state of Gujarat, killing 20,000 people and injuring more than 160,000. Bill Clinton set up the "America India Foundation" to raise funds, pledging to rebuild 100 villages. Over the next decade, only 7 villages were partially rebuilt and $2.7 million given to earthquake victims, meanwhile another $53 million dollars went to unrelated Clinton projects such as "accelerating social change". Additionally, AIF's top officers gave over $13 million to the Clinton foundation and donated to Hillary Clinton's political campaigns.  Apprised of Clinton’s actions with AIF, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the Tennessee Republican who is vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee — which also investigated the Red Cross scandal —  said that AIF’s actions should be referred to the Federal Trade Commission because “we must be consistent in how we deal with sham charities.” The AIF stated to the IRS when it sought tax exempt status that it was a genuine disaster relief organization: “The American India Foundation was formed to render financial and managerial assistance to the disaster relief and rehabilitation effort in India following the Gujarat earthquake” but “If this organization raised money for earthquake victims in the villages, but used the money on other purposes that was unrelated to those victims, it’s not a good practice.” Sant Singh Chatwal, an AIF trustee, pleaded guilty in 2014 to funneling more than $180,000 in illegal contributions to candidates for federal office, including Hillary. 

SEE: EXPOSED: The Corrupt Clinton Foundation You’ve Never Heard Of



SCANDAL 3:

Hillary In Bed With DOW Chemical On Bhopal Tragedy 


In 1984 a gas leak in Bhopal India led to the deaths of 8,000 rural Indians. Dow Chemical bought the faulty pesticide plant from Union Carbide in 2001. But activists and some Indian politicians wanted Dow to be held responsible for the tragedy. DOW CEO, Andrew Liveris, hoped to limit the company’s exposure. Leaked emails show that Doug Band, Bill Clinton’s former body man and a Clinton Foundation adviser, reached out to Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, to inquire on Liveris’ behalf about a letter Liveris had given Hillary in 2010, which was intended for Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister at the time. The letter concerned the Bhopal incident, and Doug Band requested Huma Abedin to have Hillary Clinton "show him (Liveris) love". 

At the same time that Band was leaning on Hillary Clinton via Abedin, he was in the final stages of creating Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm that would later have Dow Chemical as a client and former President Clinton as an “honorary chairman.” Dow has donated heavily to various Clinton Foundation projects. In 2007, the company guaranteed $30 million in loans through the Clinton Global Initiative to build water systems in India. And in 2011, Dow’s charity donated $5.2 million to the Clinton Global Initiative to help develop a science and technology learning program for young girls. 

Dow paid even more money to Teneo than it did to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. And it is the Clintons’ relationship with the consulting firm that padded the former first family’s pockets. Reuters reported last year that Dow paid Teneo $2.8 million in 2011 and another $16 million in 2012. During that same time period, Bill Clinton was set to be paid $3.5 million as honorary chairman at Teneo, which Doug Band co-founded with Declan Kelly, a former Hillary Clinton campaign financier and State Department appointee. Huma Abedin, who is now vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, also pulled double duty. She was hired by Teneo in 2012, while still at State and while she held a position at the Clinton Foundation.

It is unclear if Clinton ended up passing Liveris’ letter forward or if she intervened on Dow’s behalf on the matter in any other way. While the State Department and Obama administration did not publicly intervene on Dow Chemical’s behalf in the Bhopal issue, no action was taken by the United States to punish the company or to help out Indian activists who wanted resolution in the case. The emails provide a glimpse into the Clinton’s “sleazy world of high-level access and influence,” says Tim Edwards, a spokesman for the International Campaign for Justice for Bhopal. “For twelve years Dow Chemical CEO Liveris has acted to prevent survivors of Union Carbide’s 1984 gas disaster in Bhopal, India — some of the poorest people on the planet — obtaining adequate medical care, compensation and justice from his company,” Edwards told TheDC. “Payments by Dow to the Clinton’s Global Initiative appear to have persuaded both Bill and Hilary Clinton to take a supporting role in Liveris’ deplorable work,” he added.

SEE: Emails Reveal Clintons’ ‘Sleazy’ And Intricate Relationship With Major Chemical Manufacturer





Monday, October 24, 2016

Why many Caribbean-American Hindus are supporting Trump


     In all my life in United States I have historically been a democrat to heart but, sometimes change comes in the most unexpected ways. That change may be difficult and it may be tougher to digest when it seems to flow against the traditions we have settled ourselves into. However we were not sworn in as Democrats or Republicans on taking the oath, we were sworn in as citizens of the United States and so we must think of her interests first before our respective parties. We must also think what will benefit us as a community, a Hindu community who hail from the Caribbean or West Indies region.

     The Republicans party has always been projected by the opposition to be the conservative set who are against the interests of minorities but, a check back in history presents us with the narrative that it was Republicans like Abraham Lincoln who freed slaves and many times set this country on the right path it was meant for. The time has come when we have to think of America’s economic and political interest and safety and if that includes considering the Republican candidate Trump then we must consider it thoroughly.

     Donald J. Trump is a New Yorker like many of us and he knows business, also like many of us he has risen to the top of his game and yes he had some business anomalies but which of us have not been through this? Being from an Indian Hindu Caribbean background, given our community’s penchant for business we are quite aware of the ups and downs of business. But overall he has been successful. He just might be able to bring America back from economic meltdown.

     Hindus represent a minority group here in the U.S.A. but the Hindu American community is one of the most well off economically in the U.S. bringing in way above the average American income, having the highest number of entrepreneurs and the highest education levels. We are successful people and we are hardworking people, all traits that are highly prized within the Republican Party. It is time we step out of the shadows of the usual stigma associated with being a minority group and be recognized by the greater American political spectrum. A step into the Republican spotlight will bring recognition to Hindus and hence Caribbean Hindus especially from Trinidad and Guyana.

We need to stop being just followers as a community we need to learn to be bold and to lead. Instead of running from the Republican Party as the media tells us let us be bold, let us help change it, evolve it and this election we Hindus can enter into the history books. Let us show that our vote matters. Under the current administration Hindus have begged many times for Diwali to be recognized as a holiday in New York by the same people who expect our vote this general election. We were blatantly told no that the school calendar has no more extra days left to include us. Let us go to those who are giving us respect and recognition, time for some change and maybe that change will be better for us, but we won’t know if we don’t at least consider Trump.

     Trump is holding a rally in New Jersey in October to address the Hindu community. He will also be talking about the genocide, exodus and persecution of Hindus going on in South Asia. As Caribbean Hindus many of us have been isolated from information about the situation of Hindus in other countries where they are facing genocide and persecution and are refugees because of their Hindu religion. Since the media doesn’t cover Hindu genocide, many of us want to help refugees, little do we know members of our community as refugees themselves. Trump is the only major political American candidate who is willing and brave enough to reach out to us. We should consider reaching out to him. He has our interests in mind.

Other Hindu organizations are also endorsing Trump including Republican Hindu Coalition, Indian American Intellectuals Forum and Hindus for Trump, a Hindu youth campaign for Trump on Twitter and Facebook. The HRC founding member Shalabh Kumar has donated almost a million dollars to Trump’s campaign because he understands how Hindus can forge a new path and succeed even as Republicans.

Trump sees India, our ancestral home as a key U.S. ally. Mr. Kumar notes many of our Hindu values echo that of the Republican Party such as “free enterprise…and human development comes from individuals, families and communities, and not from government, which only spends taxpayers’ money without much regard for its value…self-sufficiency…we are the least dependent on government,” he also noted that, “the Democrat Party platform focuses on ethnic victimhood.”

Mr. Trump recently hailed the Hindu American community as one that, “has made fantastic contributions to world civilization and to American culture and we look forward to our shared values of free enterprise, hard work, family values and a strong American foreign policy.” We must consider those who are considering us.

Trump is fresh on the political scene. He is not a trained politician with a sweet tongue as we all know but, whatever he thinks we are guaranteed to be told upfront, he does not say one thing and do another. Many of us, like our fellow Americans are tired of the political games going on in our government that seem to serve almost every other interest beside us, the American people. At least with Trump we can expect the raw truth. For far too long Hindus have had their heads in the sciences and not the social sciences, we need to understand and engage in the political scene to safeguard our interests and not flutter in the wind as soon as the dog whistle blows.

My consideration and support for Trump is based also on everything he promises, to respect all citizens regardless of their background, not to engage the US in unnecessary wars, he will put American interests first, bring this country to greater economic success and work with allies who have America’s best interest and the safety of the democratic world.


Vassan Ramracha.
A Caribbean-American Hindu
Writer and Activist 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Anti-Trump/Anti-Hindu activists defame Hindu Holidays, side with Islamist Tyranny


Saturday, Oct 15th, 2016 - A crowd of nearly 10,000 Hindus assembled to hear Donald Trump speak at the Republican Hindu Coalition rally in Edison, New Jersey.  Donald Trump let the Hindus of American know that under his presidency they would have a friend in the White House and that he would make the USA and India "best friends".  


WATCH TRUMP'S HINDU SPEECH


However the rally was attended by a leftist protest group known as the "Alliance for Justice and Accountability" (AJA), many of the members being students of the City University of New York (CUNY). The main purpose of the AJA is to demonize Hinduism as being inherently caste based, and also to promote the proven false claim that the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, conducted a genocide against Muslims in his home state of Gujarat.  But the group has also taken a special interest in defaming and spreading false information about the Hindu holiday of Diwali, specifically claiming that Diwali is a holiday that celebrates genocide. 



FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MODI

In 2002, when Modi was the Minister of Gujarat state, a mob of more than 30 Muslims set fire to a train full of Hindu pilgrims, including women and children, killing 59 people. Due to the heinousness of the act, and because it was a targeted attack on Hindus, spontaneous riots broke out across the state of Gujarat, leaving more than 1,000 Muslims dead. Many tried to accuse Narendra Modi of orchestrating these riots against Muslims, however a Special Investigation Team (SIT) found no evidence against Modi and no court in India would take the case. Hillary Clinton herself tried to get Modi convicted of genocide, but even after enlisting several NGO's to look for evidence of mass Muslim graves, all she was able to come up with were piles of old buffalo bones! No investigative team, inside or outside of India, was able to find evidence that Modi planned a genocide against the Muslims of his state, because he didn't. These were spontaneous riots created by Muslims who decided to burn a train full of mothers and babies.

WATCH HILLARY'S GET MODI PLAN




SIDING WITH THE "ISLAMIC STATE"
(of Pakistan)

One AJA group members, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, spoke to the Gurdian News at the Hindus For Trump event in New Jersey and made it clear that the group sides with the Islamist tyranny of Pakistan against secular and democratic India. Referring to the nearly 100,000 Hindus who have been cleansed from the district of Kashmir by Pakistani backed Muslim militants since 1989, the Guardian reports: 

Soundararajan criticized how the RHC framed violence in Kashmir as a conflict that pits the aggrieved Hindu victim against Islam in a disputed territory embroiled in an ongoing struggle for self-determination.

Pakistan, the nation responsible for initiating the anti-Hindu pogroms in Kashmir, is a constitutional Islamic Republic where only a Muslim can become the President. State sponsored textbooks routinely demonize non-Muslims and non-Muslims are often the victims of the state's anti-blasphemy laws. According to a report by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, nearly 1,000 non-Muslim young girls are abducted, raped and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan every year; these forced marriages are usually upheld by Pakistan's Islamist courts. This is the "Islam" Soundararajan is referring to in her above statement, Pakistani supported Islamism.  India on the other hand is of course a non-religious democracy where anyone can become president and there is no state sponsored oppression of any religion. 

THE DEMONIZATION OF DIWALI? 



Besides being a friend of Pakistani Islamism, Thenmozhi Soundararajan is also a self-proclaimed "Dalit" or "untouchable".  She goes by the name "Dalit Diva" on twitter. The Vedas never prescribe any "caste system", and there is certainly no such word as "Dalit" in the Vedas, however, at some times and in some places in Hinduism, there has been the erection of caste systems which were discriminatory.  The caste system in Hinduism can be analogized to the "Curse of Ham" in Christianity.  During certain periods of Christian history, it was taught that black skin was a curse from god upon the descendants of a villainous biblical character named Ham, however the curse of Ham is not found in the bible and is a superfluous doctrine which arose during certain periods of time in Christian history. The same is true with the caste system, there is no law of caste in the Vedas, just as there are no dogmas in the decentralized and pluralistic faith of Hinduism.  With our many holy books and disparate gurus, Hindus are free to choose their own theological path and many today have completely abandoning the caste system out of free choice. Thenmozhi Soundararajan calls herself a "Dalit" by choice, no Hindu at the Trump event or in America would give her this label, nor would many Hindus living in India. 

If Thenmozhi Soundararajan were simply drawing attention to the discriminatory doctrine of caste and making arguments for why it should be abandoned, she would find no opposition among most Hindus. But that is not Thenmozhi Soundararajan's agenda, her agenda is to promote a false racialization of Hinduism and defame Hindu holidays as being celebrations for genocide. In her statement to the guardian, the "Dalit Diva" says:

Soundararajan said the event’s celebration of Diwali suggested that attendees were mostly upper caste, thus excluding South Asian communities who have been marginalized by the caste system, which places people into a hierarchy based on birth and has been used to oppress lower caste and Dalit communities in India and the diaspora.“Diwali and Dussehra are both upper-caste holidays that celebrate the death of tribals and the ascent of Aryan culture over Dravidian culture,” said Soundararajan, a Dalit American artist and activist. “In many ways Dalit communities do not celebrate this event – it’s literally about the killing of our people.”
Soundararajan's statement shows she subscribes to the fallacious "Aryan vs Dravidian" myth which states that northern Indians are "Aryans" who invaded India and imposed "Hinduism" upon the southern Indians who she refers to as "Dravidians".  However, there is one problem with Soundararajan's theory and that is DNA evidence proves there are no genetic distinctions between northern and southern Indians, all Indians today are pretty much the same ethnicity, genetically! If there were ever an "Aryan" invasion as Soundararajan claims (a disputed theory), then this Aryan race has since completely disappeared, mixed throughout India, and Soundararajan herself is just as "Aryan" and "Dravidian" as any other Indian of any caste or color (give or take 20%). 

Now if this bygone race of "Aryans" did ever exist (against a disputed theory), then they did not practice "Hinduism" but something called "Vedism", meaning they believed only the the Vedic gods. However Hinduism today is not Vedism, it is Hinduism because it is a blend of Vedic gods and tribal gods, tribal rituals and tribal practices. Many sects of Hindus, including many Shiavites, do not even recognize the Vedas as authoritative, yet they are still considered Hindus. So "Hinduism" is just as mixed "Aryan" and "Dravidian" as any Indian bloodline. 



So with this information in play, how does Soundararajan try to state that the Hindu holiday of Diwali celebrates genocide?  The Guardian article links to a resource which implied that the story of Diwali found in the Ramayana, where the Hindu hero Rama goes to the south of India to defeat the demonic king Ravana, is actually a story of northern Indian supremacy over South India.  However there is a really big hole in this accusation, and that is the fact the the writer of the story, Valmiki, was himself a Hindu from South India and also a "Dalit".  Why would a southern Indian write a narrative of south Indian inferiority?  Also, Ravana is not considered evil or bad by Hindus, he is celebrated for being a learned scholar of religion and sciences and a good ruler, he was only a bit arrogant and fell from grace by kidnapping women. Indeed, in the Ramayana, king Ravana himself obtains moksha (holy liberation) because in the end he was able to recognize his weaknesses.  Diwali celebrates this divine play, the triumph of good over evil, of wisdom over arrogance, and not some racial or ethnic cleansing. Anyone interested in learning about the story behind Diwali can watch the Ramayana in English at the link below.

WATCH RAMAYANA
STORY OF DIWALI



So in conclusion we can say that Thenmozhi Soundararajan and her fellows as the Association for Justice and Accountability are simply manufacturing false accusation against Modi and against Hinduism.  Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a "Dalit" because she wants to call herself that, even though genetically she is closely related to every other Indian Hindu on earth, and many Hindus would never categorize her or themselves as any caste whatsoever... just as Hindus, period. As for Soundararajan's claim that Diwali celebrates south Indian genocide, well she will need to take that up with the south Indian poet who wrote the story, Valmiki.  In reality, the likes of Soundararajan and her ilk at AJA will have no logical explanation for their absurd theories, because they are not trying to show truth, they are simply anti-Hindu and will do anything to spread hatred of anything which does not fit their leftist narrative. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Umm... @HuffPo, no that is NOT Lord Vishnu, It's Donald Trump




, Umm... no that is NOT Lord Vishnu, It's Donald Trump

Two days ago Huffington Post writer Adrija Bose  posted an article about #HindusForTrump insinuating that our now notorious nascent logo depicted USA presidential candidate Donald Trump as the Hindu god Vishnu, Lord of Preservation. Indeed, the title of her article is "Trump As Lord Vishnu? How Hindus In America Are Campaigning For Donald Trump".  Ms. Bose went on to make the subtle yet incendiary accusation that we had replaced our Hindu gods with Donald Trump instead:
Obviously, these intrepid 'Hindus' were not very worried about their revered deities - which include heavyweights like Brahma and VishnuSaraswati and Lakshmi - having a meltdown over Trump taking their place in the display picture.
So inflammatory and outrageous was this projection by Ms. Bose that within two days the claim that Hindus For Trump was disrespecting our Hindu gods and causing outrage could be found on literally a dozen blogs and other tabloids such as the New York Post, International Business Times, Scroll India, and the India Times. The unfounded and completely illogical claim that we were deifying Donald Trump brought rebukes and abuses to our Facebook Page and Twitter Account from every race, ethnicity, religion and political persuasion.  The utterly false and ridiculous claim even brought comment from the Hindu American Political Action Committee (HAPAC) who stated that our depiction of Donald Trump as a "Hindu Deity" was "not in good taste":

Rishi Bhutada, treasurer of the Hindu American PAC, told Diya TV “Hindus are supporting all sorts of political views. As a group, I don’t think they are supporting one candidate.” When asked about the deification of Trump in the poster by ‘Hindus for America’, Bhutada called the group “overly enthusiastic” and said “it’s probably not in good taste to cast a Presidential candidate in the same pose as a Hindu deity.”


BUT THAT IS NOT LORD VISHNU... THAT IS DONALD TRUMP!




There was absolutely no valid reason to equate our nascent logo depicting Donald Trump sitting in a lotus position (padmāsana) BEHIND a lotus to his supposed deification as Vishnu. First and foremost, while Hindu iconography often depicts almost any god or non-god sitting upon a lotus, Lord Vishnu is most often imaged sitting upon his mount, the god-snake Shesha. And while yes, Hindu deities and revered humans are often seen sitting in the padmāsana pose UPON a lotus, once again please take a look at the nascent logo and see that Donald Trump is most definitely BEHIND the red, white and blue lotus.  Verily, view carefully enough and you will see that it is Donald Trump who is in the pupil position here, hopefully eventually to be enlightened by the American Hindu influence. Please note, we are "HINDUS for Trump", not "TRUMP for Hindus"... the direction of energy flow is from us to him and not the other way around... Trump is in no way depicted as a god here. 


THE LOTUS/POLITICIAN IMAGERY IS NOT UNKNOWN IN HINDUISM 


Ms. Bose also seemed to find our (again nascent) logo "strange"... as if this combination of lotus and politician was somehow unprecedented.  The current logo of the ruling party of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party, is that of a lotus.  The party leader and current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, a man who Donald Trump says brings "optimism" to India, is often shown sitting in or popping out of a lotus in party member iconography and promotional materials. However very few if any would ever claim that Modi's supporters are depicting him as Lord Vishnu!  


 
THERE IS REAL DEFAMATION OF HINDU GODS TO REPORT ON


If Ms. Bose and her Huffpo affiliates are really so interested in reporting on the defamation of Hindu gods, they need not manufacture false allegations against us, they can very easily find genuine malicious intent in Bollywood.  The 2014 Bollywood flick "PK" depicts a scene of the Hindu god Shiva using a public bathroom and being mildly assaulted by the movie's main "protagonist" (played by Muslim actor Aamir Khan) whose character is mocking and disrespectful to Hindu gurus. Ms. Bose can also look into Indian Muslim artist M. F. Husain who paints Hindu gods in the nude but has never depicted the Muslim god Allah in the same compromising position. Here is a real assault on our Hindu deities that can be reported on, not some typical lotus/politician montage.


AN AGENDA TO DIVIDE HINDUS


Ms. Bose and her media colleagues must stop with their nefarious agenda of dividing Hindus. Fortunately for them, they need not go far to report on real defamation of Hindu iconography. The anti-Hindu Awaaz Network splashed an image of Narendra Modi wielding a sword, with an Om turning into a Nazi Swastika across the British Parliament during Modi’s U.K. visit. Where was this media’s subtle inflammatory insinuation? Where was the expertly tailored denunciation? Instead of putting forth a forceful condemnation of the flagrant disrespect of Hindu symbols, the Scroll and its English language affiliates in India and abroad, used this rank action to further malign Hindu organizations and Modi.

In a mature Democracy, the right to criticize a government, leader, or group is certainly protected speech. But what many will find outright objectionable is the blatant disregard for their sacred symbols, and the complete lack of any condemnation from the media they have entrusted for fair and balanced reportage.  Ms. Bose may want to invest her time in reporting this real issue where a group deliberately misuses religious symbols. A word of heartfelt advice to Ms. Bose and the broader media fraternity is: please do not read defamation where there is none, and please do not invent stories for the sake of creating friction and divisions among the Hindu community. There are far more grave issues for you to focus on.




Perhaps Ms. Bose and Huffpo can correct their article and remove these false allegation against us.

THANK YOU!

#HindusForTrump